Psychology of Mood Trivia Quiz

  • Question of

    Mood is defined as

    • a short-lived feeling
    • being depressed for more than 1 month
    • a prevailing state of feeling
    • a temporary depression
  • Question of

    Which of these supports the James-Lange theory of emotion?

    • emotion is a visceral response producing a behavioral response
    • artificial induction of visceral changes does not necessarily produce emotion
    • the viscera are ‘insensitive structures’
    • visceral changes are the same in many emotions
  • Question of

    The direct emotional circuit controlling fear comprises

    • eye, thalamus, sensory cortex, hippocampus, prefrontal cortex
    • eye, thalamus, amygdala, hypothalamus
    • eye, hypothalamus, visual cortex, striatum
    • eye, geniculate nucleus, hippocampus, prefrontal cortex
  • Question of

    Which neurotransmitter is most commonly associated with depression?

    • Serotonin
    • Dopamine
    • Septomin
    • Glutamate
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT an example of an intrinsically motivated activity?

    • eating a pie because you like pie
    • playing with a toy for the fun of it
    • revising for an exam to get a good grade
    • reading a book because you enjoy the story
  • Question of

    According to Gray (1972), there are two types of personalities, specifically

    • those that are repelled by positive stimuli and those that are attracted to negative stimuli
    • those that are attracted to rewarding stimuli and those that tend to avoid aversive stimuli
    • those that are motivated by greed and those that are motivated by altruism
    • those that believe in simple binary divisions of personality and those that don’t
  • Question of

    Which of the following are NOT TRUE of motivation?

    • it is the drive, incentive or interest to initiate, perform or maintain a behavior
    • it is independent of emotion or cognition
    • it is a preparatory phase prior to action
    • it may be influenced by rewards and punishments
  • Question of

    According to the revised reinforcement sensitivity theory (Gray and McNaughton, 2000), the behavioral inhibition system (BIS)

    • detects goal conflict between reward and punishment
    • gives one a sensitivity to punishment
    • gives one a sensitivity to reward
    • encourages inhibition of reward seeking
  • Question of

    Why do those with orbitofrontal cortex damage perform poorly on the Iowa gambling task?

    • choices made are random
    • inability to respond flexibly
    • motivated by reward only (not losses)
    • sensitive to punishment of loss
  • Question of

    According to the incentive sensitization theory of addiction (Robinson and Berridge, 1993), increased dopamine because of repeated drug use leads to

    • sensitivity to the rewarding aspect of the drug
    • neural adaptations in the mesolimbic dopamine system
    • increased sensitivity seen as facial reactivity to pleasure in the rat
    • tolerance of the rewarding effect of a drug

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